Safety National Replaces Key Legacy Systems with Guidewire Solutions

Through an EY-led implementation BillingCenter, DataHub, and InfoCenter will replace Safety National’s internally-developed billing management system and data warehouse.

(F/A-18E Super Hornets are assembled in the St. Louis area, home of Safety National. Credit: Rob Tabor, USAF. )

Safety National Casualty Corporation (St. Louis), a provider of specialized insurance and reinsurance solutions has selected Guidewire Software’s (Foster City, Calif.) BillingCenter, DataHub, and InfoCenter as its new billing management, data management, and analytics systems. The insurer has chosen Guidewire PartnerConnect Consulting member Ernst & Young LLP (EY, New York) to lead the implementation. The initiative builds on Safety National’s adoption of Guidewire core systems in 2016.

Chris Griffith, CIO, Safety National.

Chris Griffith, CIO, Safety National.

BillingCenter, DataHub, and InfoCenter will replace Safety National’s internally-developed billing management system and data warehouse, a Guidewire/EY statement reports. The products will be implemented concurrently with Guidewire ClaimCenter and PolicyCenter, and will be deployed nationwide to Safety National’s excess and surplus line of business first, followed by the casualty and workers’ compensation lines of business.

“The ability to easily configure BillingCenter for existing and new lines of business was very attractive to us,” comments Chris Griffith, CIO, Safety National. “We are also excited about the prospect of using Guidewire DataHub and InfoCenter as our primary source for data and look forward to extending their capabilities to our users.”

The Guidewire solutions will enable Safety National to do the following, according to the joint announcement from Guidewire and EY:

Rajcan Surface, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP.

Rajcan Surface, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP.

  • Provide a more seamless billing process integrated with PolicyCenter and third-party systems;
  • Improve commission and payment processing;
  • Improve the ease of doing business for staff by providing them with robust operational reporting capabilities to access reports and conduct queries independently;
  • Better map and convert data through the full InsuranceSuite product line; and
  • Provide a single view of data to users across the organization, including claims, finance and underwriting.

“The EY team is excited to work with Safety National on this next phase of their core system transformation,” comments Rajcan Surface, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP. “This has been a great example of how collective technology and business teams can work together to enable a modern and flexible solution and drive value for both internal employees and the end customers.”

“We are honored that Safety National has extended its relationship with us through the selection of these additional products,” comments Ken Shapiro, group VP, Americas Sales, Guidewire Software. “We are pleased to be working with EY to help Safety National transform its billing and data processes to adapt and succeed in today’s rapidly-changing insurance marketplace.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For over a decade he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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